EVALUATION OF METAL CONTAINERS FOR SHIPPING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

An investigation was conducted to evaluate various types of new metal drums and pails being used for the packaging and shipping of hazardous materials, to determine if these containers will spill their contents when subjected to high internal pressure and to specified rough handling tests. Various quantities of 17H and 17C open head drums as well as samples of 37A and 37C drums and pails spilled liquid contents after rough handling. In addition, some 37A, 37B drums and 37A and 37C pails spilled their dry (powder) contents after rough handling.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Air Development Center

    Warminster, PA  USA 

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Custis, I H
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 127 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186152
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSA-20-72-7
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 13 2002 12:00AM